Embroidery Library

Adding Embroidery to Soap

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap. Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.


Machine embroidery is a beautiful way to add beauty and style to a bar of soap. Add the soap to a gift basket, or use to spruce up your own bathroom decor!
 


Project Needs & Notes:


- Bar of soap
- Tulle (choose color to match soap)
- Water-soluble stabilizer
  (Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Permanent multi-purpose spray adhesive

This tutorial features E5936, Floral Fantasy 1. Measure your bar of soap and choose designs that will fit comfortably.
 

Free video with instructions on how to add embroidery to soap.


Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Cut pieces of tulle and water-soluble stabilizer a bit larger than your hoop.

Sulky Ultra Solvy or Vilene are both good choices for this project.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Place the water-soluble stabilizer on top of the tulle, and hoop the two together with the tulle on the bottom.

Tulle has a mesh texture, so placing the stabilizer on top means that you'll have a smooth surface for stitching.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Attach the hoop to the machine and embroider the design.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

When the design has finished, trim the excess stabilizer away.

Trim any long threads on the back of the embroidery.

Cut the tulle away, leaving a little bit around the embroidery.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Soak to remove the rest of the water-soluble stabilizer. Allow to air dry.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

After the piece is dry, apply the piece to the soap. There are a couple of different methods to use:

Place a damp sponge on top of the soap to soften it.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Then, press the embroidered piece in place.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Use a damp brush to froth up the soap and cover the tulle.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Or, use Mod Podge. Brush that onto the soap.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Press the embroidered piece in place.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Or, use glue stick. Apply the glue to the soap.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Press the embroidered piece in place. Run the glue stick around the edges.
Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.
After the embroidered piece is on the soap and dry, wrap the bar of soap in plastic, and add to a gift basket.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

Here we used the Monogram Script Alphabet designs to add a personalized touch to a gift basket.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.

A Christmas basket gets a fun update with a bar of soap adorned with the Antique Ornament design.

Free project instructions for adding embroidery to soap.
Make gift baskets for all sorts of home decor themes as well. This cabin basket uses the Swirling Leaf design on a bar of soap.


Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

Products used in this Project:

Floral Fantasy 1 $1.99 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.65" x 1.91" | 1.52" x 1.10"

Floral Fantasy $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

9.41" x 4.28" | 6.00" x 2.91"

Antique Ornament $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.91" x 3.85" | 1.89" x 2.50"

Swirling Leaf $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.77" x 1.90"

Swirling Leaf Border $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

9.41" x 4.21" | 5.97" x 2.74" | 3.86" x 1.73"